Ahead of tomorrow’s big Palace x Polo Ralph Lauren drop, we surveyed the staff here at Highsnobiety to find out their favorite pieces from the collection.
Our picks range from super-hyped pieces like the skate bear sweater and adorable Steiff bear to the ultra-luxurious pajama set and loafers. There are a few everyday pieces in there, too, including the pocket tees and flannel shirt.
Browse our selections below and head here for everything you need to know about the collection. Then, let us know what you think of our choices and what you’re looking to cop in the comments section down below.
Jian DeLeon, editorial director
“I got into Polo through stealing my dad’s pocket tees, starting in sixth grade. The heather gray with the navy blue embroidered horse and the navy blue with the red embroidered horse were my favorites. Getting the same colors in the Palace collab versions would be apropos.”
Heather Snowden, staff writer
“The skate bear is pretty dope and all, but I’ll take the yellow tartan trousers and pay homage to a different bear — and underrated British style icon — this winter: Rupert.”
Nigel Minani, commerce content curator
“I’m not sure if Steiff is a big name outside Germany, but pretty much every child in Germany grew up cuddling a Steiff plush animal. I’m 25 and still have mine, so the decision here was pretty easy. It’s the only piece where the collaboration between Palace and Polo really makes sense for me. Everything else could’ve easily been pulled off by Polo alone as a heritage collection. Just saying.”
Sanzhar Toxanbayev, editorial assistant
“The most appealing items in my case are the pajama combo and the multicolored loafers. They’re something I’d wear in my front yard while sipping an espresso on a mahogany chair and flicking through the most recent issue of Robb Report.”
Chris Danforth, footwear editor
“For me, the three skate decks are the highlight. The “POLO” font on a skate deck is a jarring but super-impactful juxtaposition, and I would rather hang this skate deck on my wall than wear any of this collaboration on my body — with the exception of maybe the corduroy caps.”
Edward Chiu, creative director
Fabian Gorsler, footwear staff writer
“My pick is the 100 percent silk pajama bottoms because they’re 100 percent silk pajama bottoms. It’s the ultimate flex because you’re styling and profiling while also staying incredibly comfortable. The fact that they feature a crazy horse print makes it all the better. It’s cowboy chic and it’s the future. Catch me in these and a cowboy hat on a Kreuzberg street soon.”
Bianca Giulione, associate music editor
“I absolutely love the vibrant purple and the subtle patchwork of this shirt. The contrast neon Polo Palace embroidered logo is a nice touch.”
Anders Kofod Schans, online marketing intern
“My favorite piece in the collection has to be the patchwork flannel shirt. Admittedly, we’re seeing a ton of patchwork pieces this season, but this one just happens to have the perfect balance between a ‘my dad is gonna sue you’ vibe and a varial kickflip.”
Graeme Campbell, newsroom editor
“Ralph Lauren is the king of the rugby shirt and this patchwork effort might be one of its craziest ever. You can see Palace’s influence here in the bold color combinations. It’s almost kaleidoscopic, a bit like prep filtered through a Haçienda nightclub lens. This is exactly what brand collaborations should be about — each team bringing their own sensibility to the table and coming up with something unique.”
Brock Cardiner, director of content strategy
“I’ve always been a sucker for the Polo Bear and even had a custom sweater made recently featuring a stencil of the ski bear. It pains me to say it, but I started skating just this past summer and, as I’m currently in the midst of learning how to kickflip, this one couldn’t have come at a better time. If I can get my hands on it, it’s an instant cop and an instant classic. And, yes, I’m aware it’s a heelflip, but who’s gonna be calling it the heelflip bear?”
In related news, here’s why Palace and Ralph Lauren really do belong together.